SCOTTSDALE, AZ (December 13, 2017) – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2017 U.S. Design and Development Awards competition, recognizing excellence, innovation and creativity in the U.S. retail real estate industry. ICSC has named FILLAT+ Architecture located in Washington, DC as a Commendation winner in the Renovations and Expansions category for their submission of the 400 East Pratt Street Addition in Baltimore, MD.
In the original Pratt Street Master Plan, all buildings were set back from the street a significant distance to provide green space as a way offsetting the industrial feel often found in urban centers. The intention was to create large landscaped berms that acted as a buffer between vehicular traffic and pedestrian promenades. This approach, however, created large empty and occasionally desolate spaces that weakened street connectivity and human interaction. The new Pratt Street Master Plan proposes to add projected Retail frontage to the existing architecture that will bring more commercial development to the area and increased pedestrian activity. 400 East Pratt was the first building addition to be built as part of the redevelopment vision set forth in the new Master Plan.
400 East Pratt Street is a mixed-use addition to an existing Class-A office building. The addition contains 44,000 square feet of retail and office space on two levels, surrounded on three sides by a two-story curtain wall. The ground floor hosts the new lobby serving the entire building as well as three fast-casual restaurants, a bank, and a convenient store. The second floor hosts a new office space and rooftop terrace that offers tenants scenic views of the city and harbor. The “jewel box” design concept was conceived to be light and transparent, not only to provide office tenants maximum visibility of the Inner Harbor during the day, but to glow in the evening with vibrant pedestrian activity. 400 East Pratt has become the design catalyst for future Pratt Street corridor redevelopments.
Professional recognition for this program was given to the following individuals:
Architect: Peter A. Fillat III, AIA LEED AP, President CEO, FILLAT+ Architecture
Owner/Developer: Peter D. Leibowits, President, PDL Investment Company
Release courtesy FILLAT+ Architecture